We sold our farm in Oregon in order to prepare to move to Italy.
It is located in central Oregon and its name is Rainshadow after a weather phenomenon explained at this website:
Cascades Rainshadow Effect (It discusses the effect in Washington State, just north of us).
There was no dearth of weather interest there, it just didn’t rain much and thunderstorms were very rare.
Doug and I come from the Great Lakes States where thunderstorms are very prevalent. We love them and missed them while we were living in Oregon. We are the kind of people who want a weather station at the house and maybe a weather cam. We should have been meteorologists. We hoped we would have thunderstorms in Calabria but weren’t sure exactly what the weather patterns would be.
Well, we weren’t disappointed! WOW!! Rain and Storm it did! This picture was taken from our front
door in Santa Domenica: